First issue of the new series “North...
This stunning 1 Oz Silver coin is the first issue in the “Bitemarks” series and depicts the feared White Shark, a predator at the top of the underwater food chain. The coin has an unique new technology that recreates the Shark’s bitemark on the coin, has a Proof quality and comes in a beautiful case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 07/18/2017
The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a species of large mackerel shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. The great white shark is notable for its size, with mature female individuals growing up to 6.1 m (20 ft) in length and 1,950 kg (4,300 lb) in weight. However most are smaller, males measuring 3.35 to 3.96 m (11 ft 0 in to 13 ft 0 in) and females 4.57 to 4.88 m (15 ft 0 in to 16 ft 0 in) on average. According to a 2014 study the lifespan of great white sharks is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more, well above older estimates, making it one of the longest lived cartilaginous fish currently known. According to the same study, male great white sharks take 26 years to reach sexual maturity, while the females take 33 years to be ready to produce offspring. Great white sharks can accelerate to over 56 km/h (35 mph) for short bursts. The great white shark has no known natural predators other than the killer whale. The great white shark is arguably the world's largest known extant macropredatory fish, and is one of the primary predators of marine mammals. It is also known to prey upon a variety of other marine animals, including fish and seabirds. It is the only known surviving species of its genus Carcharodon, and is ranked first in having the most recorded shark bite incidents on humans.
The reverse of the coin depicts a fascinating Great White Shark swimming in e ocean with his mouth wide open, facing the upper jaw bite. On the bottom left of the reverse, on the bended side, the inscription: “SHARK” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the Palau Coat of Arms surrounded by the ocean full of sharks and the lower jaw bite. On top of the obverse, the inscription: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” – the issue country. On the bottom right of the bended side, the inscriptions: “FIVE DOLLARS” – the face value and “2017” – the year of issue.